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We suggest that you look a the current issue of The Voice for upcoming programs. Otherwise, scroll below for a partial listing.

If you have questions, please contact Michele Endick, Lead Adult Group Coordinator, at, 703.537.3095.


2017 Annual Overnight Excursion

3-Day, 2-Night Excursion to Sites in the Lynchburg Area

Sunday, June 11, departs the J 8am; return Tuesday, June 13, approx. 9:30pm

Contact:, 703.537.3095  

Note: Contact Michele prior to submitting your reservation fee to check availability

Join us for our fifth annual overnight excursion. This year it will be a 3-day, 2-night, activity-packed trip including wonderful meals (Kosher style), all admissions, 2-night stay at an elegant boutique hotel, mystery stops and more! We will enjoy a day of culture, a day of nature and a day of history. 

Trip includes: 

  • 2-night stay at the elegant Craddock Terry Boutique Hotel in Lynchburg — built in a restored shoe factory building. Continental breakfast brought to your room each morning
  • Luxury motorcoach transportation (with bathroom) including driver tip
  • Boxed lunch at the Bedford, VA visitor’s center which has an introductory film and exhibits 
  • Orchestra seat for matinee performance of “Promises, Promises” in quaint Bedford 
  • Narrated lunch cruise on Smith Mountain Lake
  • National Park Service Ranger talk at the Peaks of Otter on the Shenandoah Parkway, with scenic stops
  • Dinner at Peaks of Otter lodge with fabulous lake and mountain views
  • Talk by Rabbi John Nimon, of Temple Agudath Sholom about the history of the congregation and the Lynchburg Jewish population 
  • Tour of Poplar Forest — Thomas Jefferson’s “summer” home 
  • National Park Service Ranger program at Appomatox Courthouse — film, talk, and self-guided tour
  • Luscious “supper” at Babcock House in the town of Appomatox
  • Two fun mystery stops — certain to please!
  • Nightly entertainment 

Everything is included except: Dinner (with tax and tip) on the first night in Lynchburg at a local, highly recommended restaurant and light dinner on the road back to the J. All tips, taxes, admissions, except otherwise noted, are included. 

Single: $670/ $620 J member  
Code (single): #8123

Double: $520/ $470 J member — for each person (two people occupying the room must register at the same time; we cannot match people up)
Code (double): #8124

RSVP: Reservations only accepted with payment. Send or bring in checks with registration form attached, write “6/11” in memo line, label envelope attn.: Michele Endick. Sign up early, limited # of spaces available!


AARP Smart Driver Course

Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27
10am–3pm (includes a one–hour lunch break.  You may leave the J or bring a brown bag meatless lunch)

Come to this comprehensive driver retraining class taught by Ralph Rosenthal, an AARP instructor. Learn to adjust your skills to compensate for changes in hearing, vision, flexibility, and reaction time. Participants who attend BOTH days will receive a certificate for a discount on insurance for three years.

Preregistration is required.  Maximum of 35 participants. This program is provided as a community service; all fees collected go to AARP.

Fee: $20/ $15 AARP member (payable to AARP at the door) 
Code: #8282


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